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Old 26th August 2008, 17:55   #1
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Hello to all...nice to be here among like-minded car nuts.

I stumbled across the Team-BHP site while Googling in search of leads for classic VW Beetles (love those photos of the Mumbai VW rally) that might be for sale in the Goa area. I will be relocating to Goa in October 2008 where I've accepted a management position in the fledgling casino gaming industry. Actually I've wanted to visit India for many years as I have an intense interest in Ayurveda medicine…looking forward to the unique cuisine as well. If any members of Team-BHP are aware of any classic Beetles in decent running condition that are looking for a new home and doting owner please contact me. I certainly don’t mind traveling to other parts of the country in my search for the elusive Bug as long as it’s no more than a day’s return drive or so from Goa…OK, I’m flexible on that one.

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Old 26th August 2008, 18:12   #2
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Hello and welcome to the team Randy
Im sure that you'd be able to get some good leads from the members here.
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Old 26th August 2008, 20:12   #3
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Welcome Randy.
You just missed a huge Team-BHP meet in Goa.
This thread might help you.
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Old 26th August 2008, 22:02   #4
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This forum is getting more and more interesting, day by day. Now a member from Sarasota (is this the same as in Sarasota, Florida?). Welcome aboard Randy to the crazy world of T-BHPians. You are probably the only "Casino consultant" in this forum.

Unfortunately, I do not know of any VW Beetle that you will be interested in. As far as Ayurveda is concerned, there are many in this forum, especially from Kerala who will be able to guide you to the authentic centers.
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Welcome aboard. You will find some fantastic information on the vintage and classic scene in India, be prepared to spend alot of time here.

Dave (https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/membe...litscreen.html) might be able to find you one.

A request though - please dont take it back with you when you leave India, we dont have enough left over, and Im sure you can easily find one in Florida.
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This forum is getting more and more interesting, day by day. Now a member from Sarasota (is this the same as in Sarasota, Florida?). Welcome aboard Randy to the crazy world of T-BHPians. You are probably the only "Casino consultant" in this forum.

Unfortunately, I do not know of any VW Beetle that you will be interested in. As far as Ayurveda is concerned, there are many in this forum, especially from Kerala who will be able to guide you to the authentic centers.
Welcome from a transplanted Buckeye. Bring good quality shoes. There are none in India, it's against their basic belief systems, I think. You will be able to find a great wealth of phoney Ayurveda medicine as well.

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Welcome to T-BHP forum Randy and all the best in your search for the Beetle. I am sure you will find a lot of support here. If you buy a Goa registered vehicle there is no problem but be careful about and aware of all the rules and regulations when it comes to buying a car from outside Goa. You will eventually have to get the vehicle registered in Goa. There is a considerable cost involved in the entire inter-state transfer process.
This is not to dampen your spirit but just a friendly piece of advice.
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Hey Randy,

Welcome!
If this is Sarasota, FL - i spent a spring break there a few years back!

From Sarasota to Goa...hmmm. Shouldnt be TOO much of a readjustment.

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Hi Rehan,

Thank you for your reply. Sarasota would have been a very tame venue or a spring break celebration. The readjust should be easy as I’ve spent most of my working career abroad in S.E. Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. Sarasota is where I come back to between gigs. Essentially where family is. I look forward very much to the India experience. I expect to arrive Goa towards the end of September.

Cheers,
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Welcome!
If this is Sarasota, FL - i spent a spring break there a few years back!

From Sarasota to Goa...hmmm. Shouldnt be TOO much of a readjustment.

cya
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Hi Sudipto-S-Team,

Thank you so much for the advise. I knew none of this. You have probably saved me much trial-and tribulation. I confine my search to the Goa area for sure.

Thank again,
Randy Steed

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Welcome to T-BHP forum Randy and all the best in your search for the Beetle. I am sure you will find a lot of support here. If you buy a Goa registered vehicle there is no problem but be careful about and aware of all the rules and regulations when it comes to buying a car from outside Goa. You will eventually have to get the vehicle registered in Goa. There is a considerable cost involved in the entire inter-state transfer process.
This is not to dampen your spirit but just a friendly piece of advice.

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Hi GT and Dirty Dan.
Yes, that Sarasota as in Sarasota, Florida. I’ll just have to get lucky in my search for a decent Beetle in the Goa area. Any leads are greatly appreciated. As for Aryuveda, yes I understand one must be aware of heavy metal content…not as in Metallica…

And Dan…thanks for the heads-up on the shoe situation. I kind of figured that would be the case and budgeted in a couple new high end pairs. Unfortunately wearing a suit goes with my alter ego casino persona which requires those useless for anything else dress shoes…otherwise its flip flops and sandals.

Cheers guys,
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Welcome from a transplanted Buckeye. Bring good quality shoes. There are none in India, it's against their basic belief systems, I think. You will be able to find a great wealth of phoney Ayurveda medicine as well.
Hi Karosdeville,

Thank you for your kind welcome and also the link. I'll have a good look around there.

Not to worry about my taking any classics out of the country. One of the big reasons I’ve taken the job in Goa is to scout out retirement possibilities. I've roamed the world working in casinos since the sixties and the time is rapidly approaching to hang my hat somewhere comfortable with good food, interesting culture and nice people. The USA never factored into my golden years plan...Or lack thereof...


Regards,
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Welcome aboard. You will find some fantastic information on the vintage and classic scene in India, be prepared to spend a lot of time here.

Dave (https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/membe...litscreen.html) might be able to find you one.

A request though - please dont take it back with you when you leave India, we dont have enough left over, and Im sure you can easily find one in Florida.
Hi GT,

Yes, it's Sarasota, Florida. My old home town where I don't spend much time unless it's between jobs abroad.

Thanks for the heads-upon the dodgy Ayurveda medicines that are about. I be careful. Thers's quit a bit in the news lately regarding heavy metal content.

I'm excited about the emerging casino scene in Goa. Always nice to get in early.

Have a great day,
Randy

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This forum is getting more and more interesting, day by day. Now a member from Sarasota (is this the same as in Sarasota, Florida?). Welcome aboard Randy to the crazy world of T-BHPians. You are probably the only "Casino consultant" in this forum.

Unfortunately, I do not know of any VW Beetle that you will be interested in. As far as Ayurveda is concerned, there are many in this forum, especially from Kerala who will be able to guide you to the authentic centers.
Thanks Aditya,

I won't miss the next one! Hope I have the wheels I looking for by then.

Regards,
Randy

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Welcome Randy.
You just missed a huge Team-BHP meet in Goa.
This thread might help you.
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Hi Amien,

Thank you for your kind welcome. Great to be here. I'm already enjoying it.

Regards,
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Hello and welcome to the team Randy
Im sure that you'd be able to get some good leads from the members here.

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hi Randy,
I'm Manish Muralidharan, a final yera engineering student from Thrissur, Kerala. Well, I'm glad that you are interested in Ayurveda. You are a guest of our country and IU'll only be glads to help you.
You can contact me at quasorpro@gmail.com
I would like to know if you have some helath problem or if you are looking for a treatment just for relaxing.

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Hello Manish,

Thank you very much for your thoughtful welcome. I will contact you via your email address in regard to my interests in Ayurveda.

Kind Regards,
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hi Randy,
I'm Manish Muralidharan, a final yera engineering student from Thrissur, Kerala. Well, I'm glad that you are interested in Ayurveda. You are a guest of our country and IU'll only be glads to help you.
You can contact me at quasorpro@gmail.com
I would like to know if you have some helath problem or if you are looking for a treatment just for relaxing.

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Sir Randy,

Welcome aboard, hope you will enjoy your stay in India and with T-Bhp.

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...Sarasota would have been a very tame venue or a spring break celebration....
Indeed. Was a very chill time. Had been to miami the earlier year which was a bit more hectic!

Ayurveda + Goa =
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...tml#post873366 (A YetiHoliday® - TheYeti®, TheOne®, The Activa and a very wet Goa)
(Read post #162 onwards)

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Hi Rehaan,
Yes, chill describes Sarasota…expensive chill. I’ve been spending a lot of time in Miami myself lately in preparation for my move to Goa.
Thanks for the link to the Goa in the rain pics.
Cheers,
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Indeed. Was a very chill time. Had been to miami the earlier year which was a bit more hectic!

Ayurveda + Goa =
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...tml#post873366 (A YetiHoliday® - TheYeti®, TheOne®, The Activa and a very wet Goa)
(Read post #162 onwards)

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